West Bengal State Warehousing Corporation (WBSWC) is a corporate body constituted in 1958 under a Parliamentary Act titled "Agricultural Produce (Development and Warehousing) Act 1956". Later it was replaced by the Warehousing Corporation Act 1962 and it is presently guided by the West Bengal State Warehousing Corporation Rules 1974. It is jointly owned by the Government of West Bengal and Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) with both parties having 50% share holding.
The primary objectives of the Corporation is to eradicate rural indebtedness by making provisions for easy credit facilities to the producers through the pledgement of Warehousing Receipts in the Banks in order to avoid distress sale immediately after harvest and to make provisions for an ideal and scientific storage facilities for the stocks to eliminate loss during storage.
One of the principal objectives behind the creation of WBSWC was to provide scientific storage facilities to farmers so that the need to sale their produce immediately after harvest (when prices are low on account of large supplies) is avoided and bank credit can be availed against the stored produce.